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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday - California Pottery


I lived in southern California for three years, having gone there to do graduate work in English. I really enjoyed living in the sunny climate. I also enjoyed the Spanish influences on the architecture. From then on my dream house was a Mediterranean style house with a tiled roof, etc. Another area that caught my imagination were California pottery, including dishes by Franciscan. I never did buy any of these dishes but, during the past year or two I saw some items from California potteries and felt I had to have something. Here is one piece I bought. It is a teapot which happens to be unmarked except that is states "Made in USA"


I haven’t found the sugar and creamer to match, but this set in the Metlox Poppytrail Yorkshire pattern has similar lines.
The swirled surface and the handles goes well with the teapot.

See more Vintage Thingies Thursday posts listed by Suzanne at Coloradolady.

22 comments:

Postcardy said...

My parents had Franciscan Ivy dishes. I like those still, but I only saved one tumbler--my sister has the rest.

skoots1mom said...

si pretty...thx 4 sharing

Kathi Fly said...

So pretty! Love the little green sugar and creamer.

knutsel Rein said...

How pretty, lovely colors!

salmagundi said...

I have several pieces of Calif. pottery and West Coast pottery. They sure have a unique look to them that I like. Love the tea pot. Sally

Cass @ That Old House said...

What pretty pieces! I love that chubby little teapot, and it DOES go well with the Metlox S&C.

Your post really caught my eye -- my older daughter is in Southern CA for a 5-year PhD program. I keep hoping she'll find her way back East afterward!

Cass

Lemondrop Marie said...

Such a pretty mint green, great finds.

Coloradolady said...

These are so very pretty! I love the green colors, so fresh looking. Have a great VTT!

CC said...

How very,very pretty the teapot is..and the sugar and creamer go so well with it. Your set is lovely. Happy VTT, have a great weekend.

foxxy said...

Lovely pieces. They go together very well!

the wild raspberry said...

what a pretty teapot...it would be great if you found more matching pieces!
have a wonderful night~
chasity

JLS Hall (Joysweb) said...

I love California pottery, and have several of the vases and plant holders. I think the green shades are especially pretty. You have some great finds!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lovely pottery. I especially like the color of green. :) I just noticed that I am not the only one that likes that shade of green. The creamer and sugar are adorable. You are collecting some really nice pieces!
~smiles~
Mona

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

What beautiful pieces. I especially like the little green sugar and creamer; and they match the teapot so well. Congrats!

Keetha Broyles said...

I DO love tea things and that tea pot is so darlin' I don't even know how to express it!

mannequin said...

I think those may very well be the first green things I've ever liked! Your sugar and creamer are such a beautiful shade and I love the swirly's!

Neabear said...

I live in California and I don't think I even have any California pottery. Well, maybe. I not sure if they are considered California, but got them at a Craft Faire. Gee I have not been to one of those in a long time. Thanks for sharing yours.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

very retro teapot, creamer and sugar bowl.. happy belated VTT

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Carrie,

How lovely vintage pretties those are!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Carrie! What a beautiful tea pot! And the creamer and sugar are just lovely! Happy weekend...Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pretty pottery pieces. I think it is so much more interesting when things don't match, and your pretty sugar and creamer look great with that tea pot. laurie

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